Install TWRP & Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Nougat Firmware

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The Android 7.0 Nougat OTA for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rollout started for EE in UK and it was followed by the release of the official Nougat firmware for the UK users. Since the available Nougat firmware is carrier-unbranded, it can be installed on any Galaxy S7/S7 Edge with model number SM-G930F or SM-G935F. The good thing is the firmware for these models can also be installed on the dual-SIM variants of the S7/S7 Edge.

If you have already updated your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you must have lost your root and custom recovery already. In case you want to continue enjoying root privilege and TWRP on the new Android Nougat firmware, here’s how you can do that.

Note and Disclaimer

Please note that the official TWRP for Nougat on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is not available yet but the Marshmallow version is reported working on Nougat too. By installing a custom recovery on your S7 and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on my Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935FD) successfully but still, you are warned to proceed unless you understand what you’re going to do. The procedure might soft-brick your device but you can easily recover it by installing the stock firmware back. Please note that Samsung Pay won’t work once your Galaxy S7 is rooted.

Confirmed working on:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (SM-G930F/G935F)
  • Dual-SIM Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (SM-G930FD/G935FD)

In case you own a US variant of the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, head to the following tutorial:

Get Prepared

If you have made up your mind to get your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge rooted and install TWRP recovery on it, here’re a few thing you need to do beforehand.

  1. Download Odin3_v3.11.1.zip.
  2. If you own the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F/FD), download this TWRP image:
    twrp-3.1.0-0-herolte.img.tar
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F/FD) users should download this file:
    twrp-3.1.0-0-hero2lte.img.tar
  4. Download the latest TWRP flashable SuperSU zip: SR3-SuperSU-v2.82-SR3-20170813133244.zip
  5. Also download: no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip
  6. Make sure you have Samsung USB Drivers installed on your computer.
  7. Go to Settings> About device> Software info and tap Build number 7 times to enable Developer options. Now enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging in Developer options.
  8. Do not forget to backup your phone’s data and charge it to at least 60% battery level.

Install TWRP & Root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Nougat

After downloading the required files and doing things instructed above, let’s head to the steps to install TWRP recovery and root your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.

  1. Extract the downloaded Odin zip file to your desktop and copy the twrp-3.0.2-4-herolte.img.tar file to the extracted folder.
  2. Now turn off your Galaxy S7 and press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for 2-3 seconds to boot your phone into the Download mode. Release the keys as soon as you see a blue screen with exclamation sign and press the Volume Up key.
  3. When your phone gets into the Download/Odin mode, open the Odin folder and launch the Odin v3.11.1.exe as administrator.
  4. Now connect your Galaxy S7 to your computer using a USB cable.
  5. The ID:COM port on Odin will be highlighted in blue as soon as your device is detected.
  6. Click the AP button in Odin and add the twrp-3.1.0-0-hero2lte.img.tar file to it.
  7. Then Click the Options tab in Odin and uncheck Auto-Reboot.
  8. Now click the Start button to trigger TWRP installation.
  9. When TWRP is installed and you get PASS! message in Odin. Disconnect the USB cable if you wish to. However, if you want to copy the SuperSU and no-very-opt-encrypt zip files over MTP, stay connected to PC.
  10. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time and immediately swap to Volume Up as soon as the screen goes blank/black while still pressing the Home and Power keys. Keep the 3 keys pressed until you get into TWRP Recovery.
  11. At this point, you will reach the screen asking if you want to allow system modifications. Just ignore the warning.
  12. Now tap Reboot> Recovery.
  13. Your S7 will get into TWRP mode again.
  14. Now connect your phone (while booted in TWRP mode) to your PC and transfer no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip and SR3-SuperSU-v2.82-SR3-20170813133244.zip files using MTP mode (via USB cable).
  15. Tap the Install button in TWRP, navigate to no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip and select it. Swipe the confirmation slider when prompted. (Note: In case you see the red text error in TWRP saying unable to mount storage, go to the main menu in TWRP and select Wipe> Format Data. After that, reboot the recovery and then install no-verity-opt-encrypt-5.0.zip.)
  16. When it’s flashed, go back and tap Reboot> Recovery.
  17. When your phone reboots into TWRP recovery, tap Install again and install SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip this time.
  18. The SuperSU is flashed, go back to TWRP main menu and tap Reboot System.

Done! The first boot might take awhile so don’t panic and wait patiently. To very root access on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, download the Root Check app from the Play Store and run it. Enjoy!